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Grand Jury didn’t indict Police Office Darren Wilson

According to the News-Gazette, — A grand jury declined Monday to indict white police officer Darren Wilson in the death of Michael Brown, the unarmed, black 18-year-old whose fatal shooting sparked weeks of sometimes-violent protests and inflamed deep racial tensions between many African-Americans and police.
Moments after the announcement by St. Louis County’s top prosecutor, crowds began pouring into Ferguson streets to protest the decision. Some taunted police, broke windows and vandalized cars. Within a few hours, several buildings were ablaze, and frequent gunfire was heard. Officers used tear gas to try to disperse some of the gatherings.
Prosecuting Attorney Bob McCulloch said the jury of nine whites and three blacks met on 25 separate days, hearing more than 70 hours of testimony from about 60 witnesses, including three medical examiners and experts on blood, toxicology and firearms.

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Ford County Board to discuss ‘personnel issues’ Tuesday

According to the Paxton Record, The Ford County Board has called a special meeting for 4 p.m. Tuesday, November 25th, to discuss “personnel issues.”

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

News Release
November 21, 2014

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The Following Preliminary Information is Being Released by Illinois State Police District 10:

WHAT: Traffic Crash (Personal injury) with lane blockage

WHERE: I-57 Northbound 605 feet south milepost 231

WHEN: 11/23/2014 at 6:17 pm

VEHICLES: Black 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo

DRIVERS: Barnette, Jamon, S., age 20 from Chicago

PASSENGERS: Female 20 years old from Rockford
                          Female 19 years old from Chicago

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Hoopeston Police Department Weekend Report

Friday, November 21st - Sunday, November 23rd

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Iroquois County Sheriff’s Police Report

November 21, 2014

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Hoopeston Police Department Report

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

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Winners Women Making a Difference

50/50 Winners

Cory Chestnut $50
EMA Nicholls $30
Yvonne Layden $20

Hoopeston Public Library has new Director

According to Just the Facts, Tricia Freeland is excited to be the new Director of the Hoopeston Public Library taking over for Linda Mitchell, who retired.  Freeland says she doesn’t want to change anything until she has a chance to get her feet wet.  One thing on her list is to get local youth more involved, but the book sales will continue on.

Tom Kacich: Dem leaders ponder successor for Frerichs in Senate

According to the News-Gazette,The “race” nobody wants to talk about — who might replace state Sen. Mike Frerichs in the Illinois Senate — is taking on new urgency.

With the tabulating of thousands of provisional and absentee ballots this week by election authorities all over Illinois, the state treasurer’s race between Champaign Democrat Frerichs and Republican Tom Cross of Oswego really is too close to call. And it may be a while before the race — in which Cross on Tuesday gave up the lead he had held since election night two weeks ago — is officially decided.

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